Announcing exiftool.el

Mar 02, 2017

This is to announce the release of exiftool.el, an emacs lisp wrapper around ExifTool. ExifTool is a command line application supporting reading and writing metadata in various formats including EXIF, XMP and IPTC.

Tags: software, project, freesoftware

A simple passphrase generator in bash

Jul 20, 2016

Yet another passphrase generator, this time one in bash…

Tags: project, software, bash

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day bot for GNU Social

Jun 11, 2016

A bash script, run periodically by a cron job, to post the day's NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day to GNU Social. The script uses GNU Social's Twitter compatible API to publish notices.

Tags: gnusocial, astronomy, project, software, bash

Quiz Buzzer v2

Nov 20, 2014

After being stuck in development hell for a few years now, version 2 of the Quiz Buzzer is at last here. The final iteration of polishing/testing/reengineering has been done, and the buzzer is finally complete. The new buzzer is one single all in one board with the LED seven segment display, the display driver circuitry and the controller circuitry all integrated into one monolithic PCB. Finally, from prototype to usable product…

Tags: electronics, project

The Quadrifilar Helix and APT Yet Again!

Jul 06, 2014

Manjunath and I have been meaning to do something these hols - you know, just something to feel a sense of satisfaction before diving into regular coursework and stuff next semester. So, we finally decided to attempt a quadrifilar helix for APT reception, and here we are!

Tags: radio, satellite, rtlsdr, sdr, weather, antenna, project

Over the Arabian Sea

Feb 26, 2013

…here at last, we have these spectacular images - images that rained down from the sky! It's true that they are still imperfect, and rather noisy (a situation that I intend to fix soon). But, anyway, here they be recorded, before the miracle of the moment passes away…

Tags: radio, satellite, weather, electronics, project

A Free World

Mar 24, 2012

This is a newsletter we designed for a newsletter design contest conducted in our college on March 2010. The contest was called N'Vogue and it was conducted as part of Verve '10 by the ELS (English Literary Society) of our college.

Tags: project

Stochastic Simulation

Mar 17, 2012

This is a loose collection of programs we wrote as part of a course on "Stochastic Models" we had in the fourth semester of college. This includes a couple of pseudo random number generators (the Von Neumann middle square PRNG and the linear congruential generator PRNG), an implementation of the Monte Carlo method to determine area of an arbitrarily shaped figure and a simple simulation of birth-death process.

Tags: c, tcl, gnuplot, project, software

Quiz Buzzer

Mar 17, 2012

This is a quiz buzzer system supporting a maximum of 8 teams. It uses an ATMega8 microcontroller unit to continuously read the state of the buzzer switches, find which team pressed the buzzer first, and display the appropriate number in the seven segment display.

Tags: electronics, project

Resistor Color Codes Script

Mar 17, 2012

I just decided to write a Python script to convert resistor color codes to resistance values. Later, I also wrote a script to do the reverse - namely to find the color code of a given resistor.

Tags: electronics, python, software, project

Tic Tac Toe

Mar 17, 2012

Sudhakar and I did the coding at the end of our first semester in college (actually, during our semester examinations!). We just wanted to kick start our entry into AI programming and thought teaching the computer to play tic tac toe might be a good start. We may do far greater things, but this is the first proper project we did and hence we are obviously proud of it!

Tags: c, project, software

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